Skip to comments.Real Hardball by John Kerry (this full-of-himself idiot posted at daily Kos website)
Posted on 01/20/2006 7:06:55 PM PST by dennisw
There's something that doesn't sit right with me when, on the day Osama Bin Laden resurfaced in a disturbing audio tape, cable television ends up in a game of name calling as a war protester is compared to Osama Bin Laden.
That's reason to be outraged - but even more outrageous is the fact that in a flurry of sound bites what was lost was a real discussion of the fact that more than four years after the devastating attacks of 9/11, more than four years after George Bush boasted we wanted Osama "dead or alive," more than a year after Osama Bin Laden showed his hateful face in yet another video, this barbarian is still very much alive and boasting of additional attacks against the United States.
John Kerry's diary :: :: Here's what I'd like to see debated on Hardball.
President Bush's mouthpiece Scott McClellan can claim this administration puts terrorists out of business, but yesterday's tape reminds us that instead of being out of business, Osama is still out there.
If this administration had followed through on the opportunity to capture Osama Bin Laden at Tora Bora in 2001, the world would be a better place with Osama Bin Laden brought to justice -- and we wouldn't be having this discussion today.
And here's what the media should insist we discuss.
President Bush and his defenders continue to claim that Osama Bin Laden didn't escape at Tora Bora. But Gary Bernstein's book Jawbreaker documents what I said early in 2002 and during my debates with George Bush: that because Donald Rumsfeld's Pentagon didn't use American troops to do the job and instead outsourced the job of killing the world's #1 terrorist to Afghan warlords, this cold blooded killer got away.
So what's the truth? There's a question that the full force of cable television should demand be answered. Press accounts over the last month have raised new concerns about the reliance on Afghan forces at Tora Bora in 2001. One account cited a Department of Defense document said to summarize the case against a suspected al Qaeda militant. The militant was believed to have helped Osama bin Laden escape from Tora Bora. More recently, August Hanning, the head of German intelligence, has said bin Laden bribed Afghan forces at Tora Bora to make his escape.
The evidence keeps mounting:
Isn't it time we had the truth? Yes or no, did Osama Bin Laden escape from Tora Bora in 2001?
Here's a subject suited for true hard ball, on Hardball: four years of failure - enough is enough - why hasn't Osama Bin Laden been captured or killed, and how will he be destroyed before he next appears on tape to spread his disgusting message?
That discussion -- rather than criticizing American citizens who exercise their right to free speech and express dissenting opinions - is the discussion that America needs. That would be the kind of debate on Hardball to which we should all tune in.
P.S. I want you all to know that Im reading your many comments. My wife Teresa reads blogs passionately, and I follow blogs too, and Im glad I can be a part of this and frankly Im not worried about taking some slings and arrows along the way. Ive faced worse! So keep the comments coming -- good, bad, hopefully not indifferent.
Did he forget to mention that he had been in Vietnam???
Traitorous moron, gigolo, liar, phony, and arrogant elitist. Another fine example of New England extremist liberals....such scum.
Ok Kerry, we'll give you an armored humvee, a .45 and drop you off at the Afghanistan/Pakistan border. Don't come back without Osama.....
Kerry needs heavy psychoanalysis. He does not get it. It's over. He lost. He will NEVER be president. Thank God.
What a loser. I mean, what a real loser this guy is.
Must be a fake. :-)
Yo Johnny, if your momma/wife let you stay up this late, answer me this: How long after we declared war on Germany was Adolph Hitler certified as dead?
Thank God is right! What a disaster he would have been... I kind of miss his entertaining rants and bullcrap from the campaign trail.... Rush would rail on him for 3 hours straight almost everyday!
Wonder what sKerry would do differently.
Osamas bin dead and buried.
My admiration for the courage and devotion to duty of the Swifties increases everytime this elderly and flatulent twerp tries to pass himself off as honest or relevant. I wish he had inflicted his phony wounds with a .50 M2 between his eyes.
Say what you want about this hellacious war in Iraq but Kerry and his 'Crats couldn't fight their way out of a paper bag.
And that tape killed how many people? Kerry is the one who is still "out there".
Many thanks Jim Rob or who may be moderating right now
Pretty funny from someone who's only longterm leadership experience was in running a muffin shop.
He does not have a clue, totally inept. Does he not understand that his criticisms of Tora Bora are not of Bush, but of the military? Bush defers to the boots on the ground to run the wars...